Dom Solanke finally broke his Premier League drought for AFC Bournemouth as the Cherries produced a stunning performance to beat Leicester City 4-1 on Sunday evening – and Liverpool fans have applauded the striker.
Solanke, 22, had previously gone 38 Premier League matches without scoring in England’s top flight since he left Liverpool and moved to the Vitality Stadium for a fee in the region of £19million (BBC Sport).
However, his first and second Premier League goals for Bournemouth could not have come at a better time. He handed Eddie Howe’s side a priceless lead in the second half against Leicester with a neat finish.
Leicester had taken the lead through Jamie Vardy but that was cancelled out by Junior Stanislas from the penalty spot, in a match that saw Leicester’s defence disintegrate. Stanislas made it three, with a deflected effort.
But the best goal of the game was Solanke’s second. With confidence coursing through his veins, he intercepted a poor Christian Fuchs pass, gliding past Jonny Evans and finishing with aplomb by nutmegging Kasper Schmeichel.
Liverpool supporters reacted to Solanke’s excellent brace for Bournemouth – taking his overall tally to three goals in 43 league and cup outings for the Cherries. Reds fans applauded the one-time England international.
BIG DOM SOLANKE IS ALIVE!!!
— Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewittLFC) July 12, 2020
Dominic Solanke masterclass to keep Bournemouth in the prem? ?
— daragh “ብ̷̢̡̨͖͎̹̪͚̠̜̺̦̖̗̜̰̟̩̦͎͈͈̙͘͝ዝ̸̣̞̯̈́̾̀͊͋̓̈̂̓ (@df_lfc) July 12, 2020
I alwaya knew Solanke had potential turns out he just needed Rodgers to help unlock it ?
— Craig (@Sons_LFC) July 12, 2020
Time to stan solanke. his time has come
— PhotonLFC (@LfcPhoton) July 12, 2020
Absolutely chuffed for Dom Solanke, well in la
— Harrison (19) (@LFCHarri) July 12, 2020
Lovely goal from Dom Solanke that. Made up for the lad.
— Stanley House 1️⃣9️⃣ (@StanleyHouseLFC) July 12, 2020
Always had the talent and potential
— @PabloHill71 (@PabloHill71) July 12, 2020
Hes a class lad! Great goal that second
— Tom Moore (@Jimmy46330941) July 12, 2020